Team:IIT Delhi/Attributions

iGEM IIT Delhi



The credits for accomplishment of this project goes to the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm shown by a large number of people and parties from multiple disciplines. It gives us immense pleasure and gratification to acknowledge their support and assistance towards the execution of the project.

Dr. Zia Shaikh
Dr. Zia Shaikh is an assistant professor at DBEB, IIT Delhi and is the Professor-in-charge at iGEM IIT Delhi. He has been associated with the team since the past 3 years and has played a vital role in ensuring smooth functioning of the team. He provided us with a well-furnished lab for our project and was instrumental in getting funds for our team. Also, he helped us in the various aspects of our project, despite it not being his core area of research.

Dr. Stefan
Dr. Stefan is a visiting faculty, from Germany, at DBEB, IIT Delhi. He has been a guiding light for iGEM IIT Delhi since 2015. Even though he is a specialist in Molecular Biology, he was instrumental in our project’s computational analysis as well as team organization and management. He spent countless nights helping us troubleshoot our project and enabled us to present our project in a more detailed manner.

Prof. Atul Narang (DBEB)
Dr. Atul Narang is the Head of Department of Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DBEB), IIT Delhi. He has supported us remarkably in terms of the lab space, resources and facilities.

Prof.Shaunak Sen (Department of Electrical Engineering)
Prof. Shaunak Sen has assisted us profoundly with Microscopes, Plate-readers, and protocols. We would also like to thank him for his valuable advices on the idea Square Wave Generator, especially during the brainstorming sessions at the beginning.

Prof. James Gomes (Kusuma School of Biological Sciences)
We would like to greatly acknowledge Prof. James Gomes for his invaluable guidance towards the idea of the project. He has also assisted us with mathematical analysis, design and construction and possible topologies of the project.

Prof. Ravi Elangovan (DBEB)
Prof. Ravi Elangovan gave us insight to High resolution Methods in Biotech, he was always available after classes to discuss and help us out with the doubts and difficulties. He also helped us understand the basics of fluorescence microscopy which turned out to be useful for the project.

Dr.Vivekanandan Perumal ( Kusuma School of Biological Sciences)
Dr. Vivekanandan is an assistant professor at KSBS, IIT Delhi. He helped us in developing our cloning strategy and provided us with various lab equipments at crucial times.

Dr.Ashish Misra (DBEB)
Dr. Ashish Misra is an assistant professor at DBEB, IIT Delhi and is a Professor mentor at iGEM IIT Delhi. He joined the team in 2016 and has helped us in troubleshooting our project and gaining more insight into it.

Dr.Sumeet Agarwal
Dr.Sumeet Agarwal is an assistant professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi. He has been pivotal as far as the guidance of System Biology was concerned.

Ms.Anamika Chauhan
Ms. Anamika is a PhD student at DBEB, IIT Delhi and has been a part of team iGEM IIT Delhi since 2015. She was crucial to our Wet Lab experiments and troubleshooting and helped us improve our lab procedures. Moreover, she has been very supportive at crucial moments faced during the project.

Mr. Saurabh Parikh
Saurabh Parikh is a fourth year B-tech student from DBEB. He helped us right from introducing to the field of Microfluidics to designing, constructing, using microfluidic chambers. We really appreciate his remarkable support for the project.

Mr.Omkar Vinchure
Mr. Omkar is a PhD student at DBEB, IIT Delhi and has been a mentor for iGEM IIT Delhi since 2015. He assisted us in performing advanced lab procedures and guided us throughout the whole project. He also played a crucial role in the team selection. Moreover, he allowed us access to his lab facilities, especially, the Nikon Eclipse Ti-S Fluorescence Microscope.

Mr. Arun Thapa
Mr. Arun is a Phd student at DBEB, IIT Delhi and has been a mentor for iGEM IIT Delhi since 2016. He played a significant role in Wet lab experiments and troubleshooting and gave us crucial advices at critical times.

UG Lab
Mr.Gulshan is the Lab Assistant of the Undergrad Lab, he has played a crucial role in terms of providing lab facilities and access throughout the entire tenure of the project.

Mr. K Vinay (RNA-2 lab)
Being a former iGEM member of 2015 and 2016 iGEM IIT Delhi team, he was exploring Pastures anew, despite nearing the end of his academic tenure at the institute, he was always available for brainstorming and troubleshooting sessions. We would like to thank him for his valuable advice and support.

Mr. Venkat and Mr. Abhishek have assisted us in this lab.

Molecular Motors Lab
Mr. Sourabh Parikh helped us when we needed access to molecular motors lab.

Mr.Balbir Singh
Mr. Balbir is the lab-in-charge at Laser and 3-D Printing Lab at IIT Delhi. He provided us with access to his lab and was pivotal to the laser-etching which was used in the Microfluidic Chamber. Epilog LASER FUSION M2™, used for laser etching, was managed by him as well.

We would like to express our special gratitude towards iGEM Glasgow team for providing the biological parts ( pPhlF, RBS+PhlF + T, pSrpR, RBS + SrpR + T).

Mr. Lavlesh Bhanot
Mr. Lavlesh Bhanot is the Course Manager of Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility (PESR) committee IIT Delhi. He helped us in conducting the workshop under the course of Ethics and Social Responsibility. We thank him for his interest and assistance.

Mrs. Charu Maini
Mrs. Charu Maini is the Principal of DAV Public School, Sector 48,49, she played a significant role in spreading our message to other schools in Delhi. We thank her for the assistance.

Mr. Tarun Gulyami
Mr. Tarun Gulyami is the Head of Biology Department, DAV Public School, Sector 14, he showed his keen interest towards the workshop conducted and was interested to send India’s first High School team at iGEM. We appreciate his support and enthusiasm.

Profs. at IIT Delhi
We would also like to thank Prof. Sangeeta Kohli (Department of Mechanical Engineering) And Prof. P. V. Madhusudhan Rao (Mechanical Engineering Department) for their support to conduct human practices at Institute level.

Mr. Sunil
Mr. Sunil is the General Accountant of Prompt Enterprises, he has given tremendous amount of his time towards the formalities and documentation of the funding from Prompt Enterprises.

Prompt enterprises Pvt Ltd.
Without the support of our title sponsor ‘Prompt enterprises pvt ltd’ it wouldn’t have been possible to carry out our financial requirement whether it is for the lab resources or fees or travelling expenses.

We would also like to express our gratitude towards Snapgene for providing us access to the software. It turned out to be of immense use for designing the biological parts.

Previous Sponsors
We thank our previous sponsors for their valuable support: Mahindra, Coding Blocks, DHL, Medanta, Woodland, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.

Kshitij Rai, Saksham Sharma, Abhilash Patel, Pulkit Srivastava, Sashi Kalan, Pratyush Maini, Divya Choudhary, Siddhesh Gandhi.

Computational Modelling
Abhilash Patel, Tarun Mahajan, Kshitij Rai, Pulkit Srivastava, Shreya Johri.

Human Practices
Tanuj Garg, Kshitij Rai, Pulkit Srivastava, Ishank Pahwa, Nipun Gupta, Milind Zode.

Wiki Development
Pratyush Maini, Divya Choudhary, Pulkit Srivastava.

We would like to express our special gratitude to our former iGEM team members: Aparana Gupta, Bhuvnesh Khandelwal and Saharsh Sikaria for their assistance in the development of wiki.

Creative, Design and Content Development
Divya Choudhary, Pratyush Maini, Kshitij Rai, Varuni Sarwal, Preeti Raj, Abhishek Kumar, Shreya Johri, Tanuj Garg, Pulkit Srivastava, Milind Zode.

Tanuj Garg, Nipun Gupta, Ishank Pahwa, Pratyush Maini, Divya Choudhary, Pulkit Srivastava, Sashi Kalan, Milind Zode.

We thank our Institute wholeheartedly.

Last but not the least, we are extremely grateful to International Genetic Engineering Machine Foundation for creating such an incredible platform 'iGEM Competition' where multidisciplinary students get the opportunity to work and build genetically engineered systems using standard biological parts(BioBricks) to solve real-world challenges. Moreover, it brings all such students and their projects together annually which essentially is paramount in many aspects like the development of research and interest among students in the field of synthetic biology, ultimately, creating a positive contribution to the world.

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Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, IIT Delhi